Flavors from the Farm

Vegetable-Forward Food to Share

Written By: Emma Hearst
Harnessing the growing trend of hobby farms, farmettes, community plots, and home gardens, Emma Hearst sets out to simplify the complex world of growing and utilizing seasonal produce in this farm-fresh cookbook. From choosing seeds to making use of microseasons to creating quick and vibrant meals, Fresh from the Kitchen Garden encourages home cooks to maximize the flavor of home-grown vegetables, fruits, and more along with and choice farmers’ market selections. The ingredient-driven recipes include easy vegetal soups with beans and peas, crisp salads with shoots and microgreens, small plates with juicy tomatoes and eggplants, and other healthy, just-harvested produce.

Managing a 60+-acre farm with over 250 varieties of vegetables, fruit, flowers, and herbs in the middle of the sprawling suburban neighborhoods of New York, Hearst—a former chef and James Beard–award finalist, is uniquely positioned to impart her wisdom to an ever-expanding base of home cooks looking to take charge of their food.

You'll find spirited options like a sungold tomato gimlet, a chapter on the art of salad featuring ten fantastic salad dressings like tahini and honey pickles, and a robust chapter dedicated to savories and hors d'oeuvres. Throughout the book Emma shares the farm's ethos and her entertaining know-how via engaging narrative essays on subjects like a great way to eat cheese, how to nail an interactive snacking platter, and herbaceous drinks.

Enjoy 100+ recipes that capture the seasons, emphasize eating well, and are suited for entertaining from garden-driven batch cocktails to shareable cruidite platters, seasonal salads, pastas, meats, and more for eating and gathering with friends and family.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 4/30/2024
ISBN: 9798886740820
Pages: 240
Trim Size: 8 x 10 x 1.1000000000000001

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Emma Hearst, Author: Emma Hearst started cooking at the age of five, and from the beginning, the love and support of her parents allowed her to pursue her dream. That included not only eating what she served them from the time she was a kid but also taking her to the best restaurants in the world, whether they accepted children or not. When Emma was thirteen, she got a job as a dishwasher at a restaurant in Albany, New York, where the family lived. After high school, she went to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and completed her externship at Manhattan’s Union Square Café. She was at the end of her time at the CIA when she met Sarah Krathen, whom she did not like at first. Fortunately, Emma got over that, and they were soon the best of friends. Together, they made Emma’s dream of owning a restaurant in New York City a reality with the 2008 opening of Sorella, with Emma as executive chef.Sarah Krathen fell in love with restaurant work at the age of fifteen. She started as a barker for a restaurant on Duval Street in Key West, which meant her job was to get tourists to come in off the street and eat there. The owner of Fogarty’s, a much bigger, newer, and better restaurant, saw her at work and hired her as a hostess. At Fogarty’s, she went from hostess to server to expo (the intermediary between the kitchen and the customers) and then decided to attend culinary school. She enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America, received an associate degree in culinary arts, and then completed a fellowship under her mentor, John Storm, in the on-campus Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici. It was during that fellowship that she met Emma Hearst, a meeting that she describes as the most important of her life. The pair became best friends, roommates, and eventually business partners. Sorella opened on New York’s Lower East Side in 2008, with Sarah managing the front of the house and beverage program.